Cecil County reports first coronavirus death


Cecil County Health Department reported 17confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus, and one virus-related fatality in Cecil County.

The patient, whopassed away on March 31, 2020, was a man in his 80s from the Elkton area who had underlying medical conditions.

“I was deeply saddened to learn of this first confirmed virus-related fatality in Cecil County. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the family and friends of the gentleman who passed,” said County Executive Alan McCarthy.“Our first responders, emergency services personnel, law enforcement, healthcare providers and nurses, health department, and hospital remain vigilant to stop the spread of this disease. We hope that this virus rapidly passes from view so that our lives may return to wellness and normalcy.”

On Monday, March 30, Gov. Larry Hogan issued a Stay-At-Home executive order for Maryland. Read more about the orderand interpretive language online

Cecil County is reporting community spread of the virus with no cluster of cases.

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